This just in. We’ll be producing limited-edition iRunFar Trail Crew lapel pins! The only way to get these pins? To support iRunFar at the $10 level (or above) on Patreon by October 24th 11:59 p.m. MDT. That’s it!
This is the only time we’ll ever offer this hard-enamel lapel pin design and being an iRunFar patron at or above the $10 tier is the only way to get it.
If you’ve ever considered supporting iRunFar on Patreon but haven’t, now’s the time!
What’s the Pin?
Well, it’s a small lapel-style pin that’d look great on your lapel… but, more realistically, on your hat, pack, jacket, or wherever else you like to stick a cool pin. We’ve gone as high quality as we can, opting for a “hard enamel” style pin, meaning all of the enamel voids are completely filled and, then, hand ground down to an even, gem-like surface.
The image above represents the pin face, which features the iRunFar logo and the word “Trail Crew,” which recognizes iRunFar’s $10 giving tier on Patreon.
What is Patreon?
We’re glad you asked. In general, Patreon is a platform built to help people like you to support creative endeavors like ours with monthly pledges. More personally, we see it as a way for iRunFar’s biggest fans to both support us directly and interact with us more closely. You might already be familiar with Patreon from The Ginger Runner, UltrarunnerPodcast, Mountain Outpost, or any one of the thousands of creators that use Patreon.
In 2018 alone, Patreon has allowed us to upgrade a computer, speed up iRunFar, add an audio-only interview feed, make our work situation more sustainable, and bring even higher quality articles to all of you! Here’s our article launching iRunFar on Patreon and explaining what we hoped it would mean for us. So far, the response from iRunFar’s readers has blown us away!
Joining the iRunFar Family on Patreon
Joining iRunFar on Patreon is easy. Just head over to our Patreon page, click on “Become a Patreon” or a “Join $X Tier,” and pledge away. Since I’m writing to let you know about the new limited-edition iRunFar lapel pin, I’ll put in a plug for joining iRunFar at the $10 per month level or above. As noted, this is the only time we’ll ever offer this hard-enamel lapel pin design and being an iRunFar patron is the only way to get it! Still, we’d love for you to be a part of the iRunFar Family on Patreon at any level!
Already a Member of the iRunFar Family on Patreon?
If you’re already a $10-plus supporter on Patreon, carry on! We’ll be sure to send you one of these awesome pins once they arrive. (Of course, you’re always free to increase your monthly pledge a bit. ;-) ) If you’re currently an iRunFar patron below the $10 tier, now’s a great time to show even more support to iRunFar by moving up to the $10 level and getting this sweet pin!
Spreading the Word
Think someone you know might want to help support iRunFar and get in on this action? Then, let them know about iRunFar on Patreon and share this special offer.
If you already support iRunFar on Patreon or are becoming a patron today, we’d love for you to share why in a comment below!
When’s the Pin… Arriving?
We’ll be ordering these pins soon after October 24th. Between the few weeks of production time and our commitments at the end of November, we anticipate sending these out in early December. From then, they’ll quickly arrive around the U.S. It’ll take two to three weeks from shipping to get to most other places around the world, so, hopefully, by year’s end. We’ll try to update this article with timing updates, particularly when we start shipping.